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Pop Quiz: How to save your business

Written by Allan Britnell

From thieves and hackers to floods and freezing rain, the threats are everywhere — and they could knock your company out of business. Take this true/false test of your defences and disaster plan

Answer true or false to the following statements.

My company …

  1. Keeps emergency supplies on-site, including first-aid equipment, water, non-perishable food, flashlights, a radio and batteries.
  2. Conducts routine inspections of its smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire extinguishers, and rehearsals of its evacuation procedures.
  3. Has alarms and surveillance cameras on all entrances.
  4. Operates firewalls and regularly updates anti-virus software on its network.
  5. Has an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect data and sensitive electronics.
  6. Regularly distributes hard copies of up-to-date employee contact info to its staff and designates a hotline employees can call for updates during a crisis.
  7. Has developed a continuity plan that details how to keep production, shipping, accounting and a management chain in operation during a crisis.
  8. Has access to a backup work site.

Scorecard:
The more times you answer false, the greater your company’s risk of suffering a calamity.

Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com
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